The seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts in Canada rose 1.9 percent from a month earlier to 226,639 units in August 2019, beating market expectations of 215,000. Urban starts increased 2.0 percent to 213,663 units, as single-detached urban starts jumped 13.6 percent to 53,275 units, while multiple urban starts fell 1.4 percent to 160,388 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12,976 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 186.05 Thousand units from 1977 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 291.60 Thousand units in March of 1978 and a record low of 90.70 Thousand units in August of 1982.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-10 12:15 PM Housing Starts May 202.3K 233.4K 205K 240K
2019-07-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts Jun 245.7K 196.8K 210K 230K
2019-08-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts Jul 222K 245K 203.5K 200K
2019-09-10 12:15 PM Housing Starts Aug 226.6K 222.5K 215K 190K
2019-10-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts Sep 226.6K 200K
2019-11-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts Oct
2019-12-09 01:15 PM Housing Starts Nov


Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 8347695.00 8104222.00 9477516.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 226.64 222.47 291.60 90.70 Thousand units [+]
Housing Index 102.90 103.00 103.30 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.30 66.20 67.80 63.90 percent [+]


Canada Housing Starts

Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
226.64 222.47 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2019 Thousand units Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 226.64 Aug/19
France 34200.00 Jul/19
Japan -4.10 Jul/19
Russia 5.80 Aug/19
Spain 0.54 Mar/19
Turkey 1733.00 Jun/19
United Kingdom 36630.00 Mar/19
United States 1364.00 Aug/19


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